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Accepting Love

Love can never be unlearned when it’s always unreturned; And the only thing you yearn, (reciprocal and well earned), is to never feel heart burned. We, fools, truly can’t discern if it’s the heart or book-learned.

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Card Counting #1: Talking to the Ancestors

“I used to have a racist Chinese friend who changed his name to sound more European. . .”–Stephen Earley Jordan II Continue reading

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A Poem for the Darth Vader in Black Boys

New poem by Stephen Earley Jordan II, author of “Gods Mourn Too” a collection of essays on writing, questions for thought. Continue reading

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You were the remedy

You were the remedy– fierce and destructive, destroying life like Hurricane Maria, doling out blows to your children with unyielding winds, battering hope. She was expected to be the success story, the one to get you out of ‘this damn … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out

New Essay, “5 Ways to Make Your Writing Stand Out” by Stephen Earley Jordan II #WritingTips #BlackAuthors #Literature #Poetry #Fiction Continue reading

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Paths Cross

“Please return on lonely nights or days, you discern when I need strength and solace. . .” Continue reading

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Warm Rain

“Black boys are warm rain with nothing to gain. . .” Continue reading

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I should have been baptised. . .

Poem by Stephen Earley Jordan II. “I should have been baptised in River Jordan. . . ” Continue reading

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